• Board of Directors

    As a corporation without share capital, instead of shareholders, the GTAA has members who are also its directors.

    The GTAA is governed by a 15-member board of directors. Directors serve terms of up to three years and are eligible for reelection to a maximum of nine years. The directors are elected by the GTAA's members. 

    Seven directors are community members and are typically identified through a search process including recommendations from Named Community Members:

    • The Board of Trade of the City of Brampton
    • The Board of Trade of the City of Mississauga
    • The Toronto Board of Trade
    • The Law Society of Upper Canada
    • Professional Engineers Ontario
    • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario

    Five directors are municipal members. Municipal members are identified from the following municipalities served by Toronto Pearson:

    • York
    • Halton
    • Peel
    • Durham
    • City of Toronto

    Each municipality is entitled to provide the names of up to three candidates on a rotating basis. The board then selects one of the three candidates for the available director position.

    The Government of Canada is also entitled to nominate two members, and the Province of Ontario, one member, all of whom are directors.

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    Current Members

    David Wilson, Chairman of the Board
    David Wilson, Chairman of the Board

    David is the former Chair and CEO of the Ontario Securities Commission, and is now retired following an extensive career in Canada’s financial services industry. Prior to his appointment to the Ontario Securities Commission, David was Vice Chair of the Bank of Nova Scotia and Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Scotia Capital.
    Municipal Member (City of Toronto)

    Paul W. Currie
    Paul W. Currie

    Paul Currie is the founder of CSCI and currently serves on several Boards of Directors. He is a seasoned executive with senior officer and director level commercial experience in North America, Europe and Asia. During the course of a career spanning more than three decades Mr. Currie had significant roles in the financial services, real estate and technology sectors. Mr. Currie obtained his Chartered Accountancy designation in 1983, which he held until he resigned in good standing after almost three decades.
    Community Member (Nominated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario)

    Jeff P. Fegan
    Jeff P. Fegan

    Jeff Fegan is the former Chief Executive Officer of Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport and past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA).
    Community Member

    Stephen J. Griggs
    Stephen J. Griggs

    Stephen Griggs is an experienced executive in the investment industry, lawyer and corporate director, who is currently the CEO of Smoothwater Capital Corporation, a private investment company.
    Municipal Member (Peel Region)

    Brian P. Herner
    Brian P. Herner

    Brian Herner is a senior corporate advisor, founder and past president and CEO of BIOREM Technologies Inc., a leading supplier of biofilters for air pollution control with over 600 installations world-wide for control of odour and chemical emissions.
    Municipal Member (Halton Region)

    Danielle M. Waters
    Kathleen L. Keller-Hobson

    Kathleen Keller-Hobson is a corporate director and is currently lead director of CCL Industries Inc. (TSX: CCL), the world’s largest converter of pressure sensitive and extruded film materials, and a member of the Board of Directors of Premium Brands Holdings Corporation (TSX: PBH), which owns a broad range of leading specialty food manufacturing and differentiated food distribution businesses in Canada and the United States. Prior to January 2015, Ms. Keller-Hobson was a business lawyer with 35 years of experience in public and private M&A, corporate finance and corporate governance.
    Nominated by the Federal Government.

    Roger R. Mahabir
    Roger R. Mahabir

    Roger Mahabir is Chairman and CEO of Tracker Networks Inc., and President and CEO of Technology Innovations Inc. Previously, Mr. Mahabir was founder, Chairman and Chief Executive of Assurent Secure Technologies which he sold to TELUS in 2006. Mr. Mahabir is recognized as a leading technology innovator. He has been inducted into the Canadian Information Productivity Hall of Fame, his achievements have been archived by the Smithsonian, and he has served as Chief Information Officer in several Fortune 500 organizations, including RBC Capital Markets (Royal Bank of Canada). Mr. Mahabir is an experienced director and advisor of companies in Canada, the United States and Europe.
    Named Community Member (Nominated by the Toronto Region Board of Trade)  

    Hazel McCallion
    Hazel McCallion

    Hazel McCallion is the Chief Elder Officer of Rivera Inc., Chancellor of Sheridan College, and special advisor to the University of Toronto, Mississauga campus. Ms. McCallion was one of the longest serving Mayors in Canada, having served as Mayor of the City of Mississauga for 36 years. Ms. McCallion was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 2005 and was awarded an honorary doctor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto in 2010.
    Nominated by the Federal Government

    Kathy Milsom
    Kathy Milsom

    Kathy Milsom is the President and CEO of Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC). She is also a director and former chair of the Standards Council of Canada, and a director of the Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation (Infrastructure Ontario). Kathy is a professional engineer and a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors' Director Education Program. 
    Named Community Member (Nominated by Professional Engineers Ontario)

    Terry F. Nord
    Terry F. Nord

    Terry Nord is a senior advisor to start-up cargo airlines in Asia (China and Indonesia) and to aircraft leasing companies on aircraft purchase lease contracts. He has held various senior executive positions with DHL Express (Brussels, Belgium), FedEx Express (Memphis, Tennessee), Air Canada, Altius Corporation and Canadian Airlines International.
    Community Member

    Terrie O'Leary
    Terrie O'Leary

    Terrie O’Leary is Executive Vice President, Business Strategy and Operations at Toronto Global. Toronto Global is the Toronto Region's foreign direct investment attraction, marketing and sales corporation. A seasoned executive with extensive private and public sector experience, Terrie served two terms on The World Bank Board of Directors in Washington, DC as the representative of Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean. Prior to Washington she was the senior adviser to Finance Minister Paul Martin.
    Appointed by the Province of Ontario

    Michelle Samson-Doel
    Michelle Samson-Doel

    Michelle Samson-Doel is Lead Director of Boralex Inc. (BLX), and serves on the board of Lallemand Inc., a global private company. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and the former Executive Chair of Multi-Marques that led the consolidation of the bakery industry in Quebec. She has also served on the Boards of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and many private companies and not-for-profit organizations.
    Municipal Member (Region of York)

    Mark F. Schwab
    Mark F. Schwab

    Mark is a highly-experienced airline industry executive, having recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Star Alliance, a complex alliance of 27 airline members. He has a deep background in the airline industry, having served in international leadership roles with major carriers such as United Airlines, US Airways, American Airlines and Pan Am.
    Community Member

    Johan van ‘t Hof
    Johan van ‘t Hof

    Johan van ‘t Hof is president and CEO of Tonbridge Corporation, a Toronto-based merchant bank and financial advisory firm, and a lecturer at the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo, and the School of Accountancy for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Mr. van ’t Hof has several years of experience in project finance, infrastructure financing and public private partnership transactions and has been a director of ten entities, both inter-listed public companies, several private, as well as multi-million dollar non-for-profit organizations and charities. Mr. van ‘t Hof received his MBA from the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto, and is a chartered accountant and a CPA in Ontario.
    Nominated by the Region of Durham

    Danielle M. Waters
    Danielle M. Waters

    Danielle Waters is the principal of Water's Edge Consulting, a loyalty travel consulting firm. She was previously the managing director of BDC Travel, a leading global travel management company with over 13,000 employees and offices in 90 countries. She has senior operational and management experience in the travel industry.
    Community Member